ProAves is a Colombian NGO dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats through research, outreach and direct conservation actions in collaboration with local communities.
Carrera 20 Nº 36-61
Bogotá D.C - COLOMBIA
Tel.: (57-1) 3403229 / 3403261 / 2455134
Fax: (57-1) 3403285
Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve
Latest addition :Monday 28 November 2011
This fabulous 545 acre Colombian Oak forest reserve is a small but significant relict of a unique ecosystem that has been devastated across the Eastern Andes of Colombia. A sad reflection is the extraordinary concentration of threatened bird species at the site, including the highest number of Critically Endangered species in the America’s (Gorgeted Wood-Quail, Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird and Colombian Mountain Grackle).
The reserve and surrounding shade coffee farms are also a Mecca for North American migrants, including a core wintering area for the rapidly declining Cerulean Warbler.
In 2005, with support from Robert Giles and American Bird Conservancy, the reserve was established with a 45 acre shade coffee farm added to establish a comfortable lodge and develop Cerulean Warbler Conservation Coffee. The reserve now buffers the recently established Yariguíes National Park.
The reserve boosts an impressive 150 year old stone path called “Camino de Lengerke” that was a vital trading route between the Magdalena river and interior. The meter wide trails gently winds up the Yariguíes mountain from the subtropical coffee plantations into the oak forest reserve.
In order to train and build capacity for ProAves forest guardians and the local community and in collaboration with EcoTurs Colombia, an eco-guide course emphasizing bird-watching took place at the Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve from the 12th to the 18th of October.
The Gorgeted Wood-Quail is endemic to Colombia and highly Endangered. Feral dogs, that were attacking this species frequently, have been controlled and now the population is showing signs of recovery in the Reinita Cielo Azul Reserve. View the first ever photograph of a couple with their five young at one of our feeders.
EcoTurs guides have discovered a small population of the near-endemic and endangered Recurve-billed Bushbird beside the fabulous lodge of the Cerulean Warbler Reserve. This adds to a long list of endangered and endemic species at the reserve.
Another new bird subspecies for science has been described from beside ProAves’ Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve The Yariguíes Slate-crowned Antpitta was discovered during explorations of Serranía de los Yariguíes, in Colombia, by ProAves.
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Colombian conservation group, Fundación ProAves, announce the creation of South America’s first protected area for a songbird that breeds exclusively in North America. The reserve will protect wintering habitat for the Cerulean Warbler...
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